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Robert van Gulik

1910 - 1967

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Robert Hans van Gulik (Chinese: 髙羅佩; pinyin: Gāo Luópèi, 9 August 1910 – 24 September 1967) was a Dutch orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin), and writer, best known for the Judge Dee historical mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th-century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert van Gulik has received more than 142,222 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Robert van Gulik is the 911th most popular writer (down from 884th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 112th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Writer.

Robert van Gulik was a Dutch diplomat and sinologist who became famous for his detective stories about Judge Dee, a Chinese magistrate of the 7th century.

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Among writers, Robert van Gulik ranks 911 out of 5,755Before him are John Grisham, Daniel Goleman, Samuel Richardson, Noah Gordon, Aziz Nesin, and Gregory Skovoroda. After him are Madame de La Fayette, Marie d'Agoult, Georges Bernanos, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Panait Istrati, and Silius Italicus.

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Among people born in 1910, Robert van Gulik ranks 37Before him are Momofuku Ando, Jean Anouilh, August Landmesser, Jean-Louis Barrault, Erich Kempka, and Paul Flory. After him are Pierre Schaeffer, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, António de Spínola, Michel Aflaq, Ne Win, and Galina Ulanova. Among people deceased in 1967, Robert van Gulik ranks 34Before him are Jayne Mansfield, Otis Redding, Ossip Zadkine, Norman Angell, Ejnar Hertzsprung, and Héctor Scarone. After him are Shigeru Yoshida, Totò, Violeta Parra, G. W. Pabst, Harald Quandt, and Brian Epstein.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Robert van Gulik ranks 120 out of 1,427Before him are Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Joris Ivens (1898), Gerard Kuiper (1905), Famke Janssen (1964), and Edwin van der Sar (1970). After him are William II of Holland (1228), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Eugène Dubois (1858), Etty Hillesum (1914), and Meindert Hobbema (1638).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Robert van Gulik ranks 4Before him are Thomas Bernhard (1931), Multatuli (1820), and Isabelle de Charrière (1740). After him are Etty Hillesum (1914), Harry Mulisch (1927), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Dick Bruna (1927), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911).